Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary

The average Public Relations Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Public Relations Officers making up 70 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,627 - $105,000
$38K
$50K
$100K
MEDIAN: $49,759
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50%
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$12.50 - $25.34
$20
MEDIAN: $19.93
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$0$105K
Salary $37,627 - $105,000
Bonus $2,000
Total Pay (?
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$37,003 - $103,209
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $19.93
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,003 - $103,209
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.

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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks

  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.

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Popular Skills for Public Relations (PR) Officer


Public Relations Officers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Marketing Communications and Media / Public Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 100 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Oral / Verbal Communication and Social Media Marketing as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. It is not unusual for someone who knows Marketing Communications to be familiar with Media / Public Relations as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Pay by Experience for a Public Relations (PR) Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Relations (PR) Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Relations (PR) Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Public Relations (PR) Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 17 salaries. A Public Relations (PR) Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲81%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Marketing Communications
▲100%


National Average
$49,000

Social Media Marketing
▼6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 7%
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